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Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:44

Wauneta-Palisade graduate Tayler Nordhausen was one of 14 area high school students named to the 2013 North Platte Telegraph Academic All-Stars Team. (Courtesy Photo)

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Tayler Nordhausen, daughter of Chad and Sunni Nordhausen, was recognized May 23, 2013, as a member of the Academic All-Stars Team sponsored by the North Platte Telegraph, Mid-Plains Community College and the North Platte Chamber and Development Corporation.

Nordhausen, one of two valedictorians of the 2013 Wauneta-Palisade graduating class, told the North Platte Telegraph that teacher Kathryn Pruter was her most influential high school teacher. Nordhausen’s enjoyment of Pruter’s history classes led her to choose History as a college major.

She also plans to study literature.

Nordhausen told the Telegraph her success in high school came through hard work and persistence.

“I always wish to succeed and do well in all my activities and that motivates me because I want to do well in life,” she told the Telegraph. “I have worked very hard and I have, at times, struggled, but that has made me better.”

The Wauneta-Palisade school received a plaque and Pruter received a personalized pen set.

Nordhausen plans to attend Doane College.

Sunni Nordhausen said Tayler liked the size of Crete and the school and it helped that Tayler will be able to participate in the school choir.

Nordhausen told the Telegraph she hopes to earn a Doctorate in History and work in a museum, such as the Smithsonial or in the Library of Congress. Sunni Nordhausen said that though Tayler really likes European history, she hasn’t chosen an specific time frame.